An escaped convict becomes trapped in a village near the border while attempting to flee to the neighbouring country. He holds a peaceful winemaker hostage in his own home as the authorities lead a manhunt to find him. The winemaker asks his captor to pretend that he is his employee, in order to protect his daughter. However, the daughter falls for the intruder. When she realizes that her father has been lying to her, she decides to help him cross the border. The winemaker ambushes the fugitive, trying to disarm him, but kills him during the struggle. The winemaker decides to confront his daughter with the truth.
16 years ago peasant women living in the mountains of southern Turkey created a theatre which later turned into a film The Play. They acted out their own life stories in their village and the play changed their lives. Now they hit the road with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, travelling on the dusty and risky roads to the remotest mountain villages where even water can barely reach. On the road, their lives merge into the world of King Lear and become bound up with 'the good and the bad', 'the young and the old', 'the rich and the poor', 'the honest and the dishonest’ of the play.
Pretending to be blind, Jonas enters a TV dance contest, where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saule. Soon they become the show's most popular contestants. While the whole nation believes that Jonas is blind, one of his old acquaintances, Vytas, is released from prison. As reminders of the past close in on them, Vytas struggles with contradictory feelings: whether to seek revenge or forgiveness for sins past and future in such a manipulative world.